Hinouchi Emi (日之内エミ) is a Japanese urban pop artist formerly signed under KING RECORDS and Tachytelic Records label, currently signed under indie label EXIT LINE. She made her debut in 2002 with the Takahashi Taku produced single "Magic / World". She has also worked with many artists such as m-flo, Heartsdales, and SOUL'd OUT.
- Name: Hinouchi Emi (日之内エミ (currently; 2007-), 日之内絵美 (formerly; 2002-2007))
- Birthdate: 1982.09.07
- Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Hobbies: Reading girly romance comics, cooking
- Specialty: Good with directions
- Character: Always trying to have fun
- Need: Internet and Okinawain tea
- Favorite Songs: Isley Brothers - "At Your Best", Debra Laws - "Very Special", Minnie Riperton - "Lovin' You", Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On", Michael Jackson - "Rock With You", DeBarge - "I Like It", Crusaders - "Street Life", Etta James - "At Least"
- Intersing fact: Hinouchi has two tattoos: one on each side of her wrists. The right tattoo is of a small black star, and the one on the left is of the roman numeral "VII".
Hinouchi Emi was born in Osaka, Japan on September 7th, 1982. She and her family moved to Taiwan when she was only four. They lived there through out most of her childhood, moving back to Japan when she was fourteen. After she returned to Japan she started writing music and composing music. The first track she completed was named "Painful" (Which later went on to be her fourth single).
Hinouchi soon started performing with a local indie bands. When she was 16 she entered an audition held by Takahashi Taku of m-flo and performed "Painful". She was then signed to Taku's record label Tachytelic Records. She debuted in 2002 as 日之内絵美 and released the single "Magic / World", which was produced by Taku. In 2003 she went on to release three additional singles, and in Novemeber came the release of her debut album, "Dramatiques". All of her singles, with the exception of "Freak!", have ranked in the top 150 on the Oricon Charts.
Hinouchi soon began composing music for Heartsdales and singing back up for them. Her first appearance with them was on the "I See You" single. She continued to work with the group until their spilt in 2006. She has also done a lot of work with m-flo. She has been featured as one of the reacuring artists featured in the m-flo loves... series and is part of "m-flo's family". She has co-written loves... song such as "Luvotomy", "Simple & Lovely", and "Love Don't Cry".
There was a three year period in which Hinouchi wasn't making any solo releases. During this time where Hinouchi started her radio show Hinouchi Emi no Renai Kai Kei Club Love. The raido show ran on Nack5 from April 2007 to March 2008.
In 2007, Hinouchi released her fifth single, "O'kay", which signaled her comeback from a period of three years which no solo releases. Her new releases were credited to 日之内エミ. "O'kay" and "Goodie Memories", released after this hiatus period, charted higher than Hinouchi's previous singles. Hinouchi went on to release two more singles in 2008 ("Ai Dake Ga" and "Kataomoi"), followed by her second, ME.... The album included collaborations with Ryohei, SOFFet, and MAKAI.
In 2009, Hinouchi was dropped by her record label, KING RECORDS. The label dropped her after her second album failed to sell enough copies. Two years later, she released the her first mini-album, VOICE, under an indie label.
After a 7-year break of no new releases, she announced via several social media platforms that she would be crowdfunding a new album, kizna. After the crowdfunding period ended in February of 2019, she went silent again for a while.
In May of 2019, she posted an announcement that she would be undergoing surgery for an ovarian tumor. As a result of her illness, she stated that she would be going on an indefinite hiatus from all activities to focus fully on her recovery.
In May of 2020, the first single for the crowdfunded album, a demo version of a new song called "Tekireiki" was released.
- [2011.07.13] VOICE
- [2002.11.20] Magic / World
- [2003.04.23] Crying
- [2003.07.30] Freak!
- [2003.10.29] Painful
- [2007.05.16] O'kay
- [2007.09.05] GOODIE MEMORIES
- [2008.04.09] Ai Dake ga (愛だけが; Only Love)
- [2008.11.05] Kataomoi (片思い; Unrequited Love)
- [2011.02.16] Sotsugyou -congratulations- feat. Lotus Juice (卒業; Graduation)
- [2011.05.25] Diary...
- [2011.06.08] Diary... (English ver.)
- [2011.06.15] Catch Me!!
- [2020.05.30] Tekireiki (Demo ver.) (テキレイキ; Right age)
- [2020.10.30] social distance
Compilations / Other
- [2003.03.05] Tachytelic Night ~welcomes you to the FAR EAST~ (Magic (Magic CKB Tune remixed by CRAZY KEN BAND))
- [2003.03.26] MIC BANDITZ - "SIXTH SENSE" ( What's Your Secret?)
- [2003.07.28] Heartsdales - "I See You" (Backing vocals)
- [2003.09.25] DRESS UP ~avex COVER SONGS collection~ (ROCK WITH YOU (Live Version) Michael Jackson cover)
- [2004.03.03] Dance Cover ~THIS IS COVER HITS?~ (ROCK WITH YOU (Live Version) Michael Jackson cover)
- [2004.03.17] m-flo - "m-flo inside" (hey boy...)
- [2004.03.17] m-flo loves BoA - "the love bug" (Backing vocals)
- [2004.04.21] SOURCE - "STEPPIN' RALLY" (#3 FEEL LIKE THAT...... feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2004.05.26] m-flo - "ASTROMANTIC" (#3 Starstruck~"The Return of the LuvBytes" (m-flo loves AI & Hinouchi Emi & Rum (Heartsdales))
- [2004.06.23] BLACK BOTTOM BRASS BAND - "ワッショイ☆スター" (#7 Can't stop lovin' you with VERBAL)
- [2004.09.15] m-flo - ASTROMANTIC CHARM SCHOOL (#6 STARSTRUCK [Sakai,Asuka Savannah Remix])
- [2004.12.01] AI - FEAT. A.I. (#4 STARSTRUCK~"The Return of the LuvBytes" (m-flo loves AI & Hinouchi Emi & Rum (Heartsdales))
- [2004.12.15] Heartsdales - "fantasy" (Backing vocals)
- [2005.02.02] SOUL'd OUT - "To All Tha Dreamers" (Lulu Bell (ルル・ベル) feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2005.03.02] Heartsdales - "Super Star" (I see you, fantasy) (Backing vocals)
- [2005.07.13] m-flo - "HEY! / Loop In My Heart" (Backing vocals)
- [2005.08.24] m-flo - "BEAT SPACE NINE" (HEY! m-flo loves Wada Akiko) (Backing vocals)
- [2005.10.12] Heartsdales - "Angel Eyes" (Backing vocals)
- [2006.01.25] Heartsdales - "Fuyu gonna love ♥ (Backing vocals)
- [2006.02.22] Heartsdales - "Ultra Foxy" (Love City, Sweet Candy, Fuyu gonna love ♥, MIC PLAY) (Backing vocals)
- [2006.05.17] FUJI TELEVISION SOCCER LEGENDS 2006 ((Is This The Way To) Amarillo)
- [2006.05.24] Heartsdales - "STAY / Foxy Lady" (Backing vocals)
- [2006.05.24] Ukatrats FC - "Win and Shine"
- [2006.06.28] m-flo loves Hinouchi Emi & Ryohei - "Summer Time Love"
- [2006.07.26] m-flo - "m-flo inside -WORKS BEST 2-" (Can't stop lovin' you BLACK BOTTOM BRASS BAND feat. Hinouchi Emi & VERBAL, Summer Time Love -Remix Tokyo Mode- m-flo loves Hinouchi Emi & Ryohei)
- [2006.08.23] ENBULL - "TIME FOR..." (#2 Gone... feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2006.09.24] Beauty Style (#2 Get up!)
- [2007.01.23] Epik High - "Remapping the Human Soul" (#15 Flow)
- [2007.03.28] m-flo - "COSMICOLOR" (Summer Time Love m-flo loves Hinouchi Emi & Ryohei)
- [2007.07.18] SOFFet - "Answer" (Potato Chips) (Backing vocals)
- [2007.11.14] DJ EMMA - "NITELIST MUSIC Mixed by DJ EMMA" (Life After Sundown DJ Shimoyama feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2008.02.13] m-flo - "Award SuperNova -Loves Best- (#1 love comes and goes m-flo loves Hinouchi Emi & Ryohei & EMYLI & YOSHIKA & LISA)
- [2008.09.24] MAKAI - "STARS" (TWINKLE STAR feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2008.12.26] Wonderful Tunes ~Love Winter~ (I Love You)
- [2009.01.21] BLACK BOTTOM BRASS BAND - History -15th Anniversary- (#27 Can't stop lovin' you with VERBAL)
- [2009.01.28] a lot of people (Sunshine Sunlight TARANTULA ORCHESTRA starring Hinouchi Emi)
- [2009.02.25] Various Artists - C-Love Fragrance (#6 ENBULL - Gone... feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2009.03.25] MAKAI - "LEGEND" (The Boss feat. Hinouchi Emi, Dreamin' feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2009.03.25] 12 Violinists (12人のヴァイオリニスト) - "i Meets..." (hurts feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2009.09.09] NYCCA - Nycca Presents Cookie (Tsunaide feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2009.11. 18] MiM - destiny (You Gotta Be, Viva La Vida, Virtual Insanity, Basket Case, This Love, Whatever, Your Song)
- [2010.03.03] HOME MADE Kazoku - CIRCLE (#6 Crazy feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2010.03.16] DJ GEORGIA - Sweet Grande mixed by DJ GEORGIA (#6 Chocolate, #21 ENBULL - Gone... feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2010.03.24] MAKAI - Virtual Party (Dreamin' feat. Hinouchi Emi -Kaaltechs Remix-)
- [2010.04.21] Various Artists - Another Story (All My Love WARNER feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2010.04.21] DJ HASEBE - Woofin Presents "CANDYMAN" Mixed by DJ HASEBE (GOODIE MEMORIES)
- [2010.04.28] MAKAI - "LOVE LITE" (Kono Basho de feat. Hinouchi Emi (この場所で), I Belong 2 U feat. Hinouchi Emi & Emyli & Hiromi)
- [2010.06.02] DJ KOMORI - What's R&B? (Blue Magic feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2010.09.08] m-flo - m-flo Inside -Works Best IV- (#2-9 STARSTRUCK~"The Return of the LuvBytes", #2-24 Summer Time Love)
- [2010.10.08] ZERO - BE AMBITIOUS (BOYZ BE AMBITIOUS feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2010.12.29] ENBULL - SEVENTH HEAVEN (Concentrate feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2011.01.12] Hiromi - MAGIC (More&More feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2011.02.23] AZU - AZyoU (Candy Boy feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2011.05.25] Various Artists - Celebrity Presents DIARY (#7 growing up)
- [2011.07.20] MiM - RISE (Intro -Rise MiMix-, Just Stand Up!, You Gotta Be, Virtual Insanity, Viva la Vida, Hero, This Love, Whatever, Your Song)
- [2011.08.03] Various Artists - BIG COLLABO + PLEYBOY Produced by Alf Alpha (Flow Tamaki ROY, Hinouchi Emi x COOK CLASSICS)
- [2011.08.03] Various Artists - Sweet Grande Vol.2 mixed by DJ GEORGIA (Cliff Edge) - (#7 Hiromi - More&More feat. HInouchi Emi)
- [2011.08.17] DJ SLY - GO ON (#6 just a little bit feat. Hinouchi Emi, #13 focus feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2011.10.19] Sweet Swing - Sweet Swing for HERSHEY'S (Mr. Sandman feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2011.11.30] MC SQUARED - Konya wa Parira!! feat. NaNa, CO-KEY & BOY-KEN (#2 Rainbow ~dom dom dom~ feat NaNa, CHiE, Hinouchi Emi & CO-KEY)
- [2012.09.12] Chiharu - Machigai Bakari Sagashiteru (feat. Hinouchi Emi & Steph Pockets)
- [2013.05.01] MUMA, Hinouchi Emi & Chiharu - DO IT BABY
- [2013.07.17] Yue Cue - FIRE feat. Hinouchi Emi
- [2013.07.30] Hinouchi Emi, Tokage & Chiharu - Dasei Mon Daze Orera Nante (ダセィもんだぜ俺らなんて)
- [2013.08.14] Yue Cue - Bareheart (#4 FIRE feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2013.12.11] Hiromi - BEST COLLABORATIONS (#1 More & More feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2015.02.23] YUKI JOLLY ROGER from BK Project - The Logbook I (#4 Save That Girl, #13 World Bridge (Hinouchi Emi, SNoW, Okabe Haruka))
- [2015.05.20] TT & nave - encode (#2 Don't You Think? feat. Hinouchi Emi)
- [2015.12.17] Wasurerarenai Koi ga Aru ~J-COVERS MIX~ Mixed by DJ BABY-T (忘れられない恋がある～J-COVERS MIX～) (#6 Ai ni Tsuite (愛について))
- [2016.02.10] Various Artists - Fast Track navigated by cargo (#14 So Yummy (Tjo & Yusuke From Blu-Swing Remix) (Feat Hinouchi Emi)
- Heartsdales - "Bailamos?'"
- Heartsdales - "Love City"
- Heartsdales - "Ultra Foxy"
- m-flo loves Amuro Namie - "Luvotomy"
- m-flo loves Crystal Kay - "Love Don't Cry"
- m-flo loves Koda Kumi" - "Simple&Lovely"
- Suzuki Ami - "Reincarnation" (co-written with ☆Takahashi Taku)
- Sowelu - "Material World" (co-written with ☆Takahashi Taku)
- Hiromi - "NOT YOUR RULES"
- AZU - "Tomodachi☆★"
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